Executive Pastry Chef,
Michael’s, Pesca by Michael’s
For Rebecca Reed, her goal is to bake the world a better place! For the last 10 years she has been showcasing her motto on the Jacksonville Food Scene. She will be starting a new role overseeing the Pastry Programs at Pesca, Michael’s Tasting Room, and La Nouvelle in 2023 as she expands her craft in St Augustine.
Rebecca graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Sociology from Wingate University, but soon realized that instead of studying the development and structure of human society, her contribution to society would be through sweets! She moved to New York City to study at the French Culinary Institute. Here, she would learn from some of the most famous chefs in the world and graduated with honors.
She loves to share her dedication to making delicious food and inspiring people on camera. More recently, she was a finalist on The Dr Seuss Baking Challenge on Amazon Prime in 2022 and won an episode of Chopped Sweets on Food Network in 2020. You can see her hosting her cooking show, Plated, on YouTube and Wanderlust on screens around town and Jacksonville Airport. See what she is cooking up by following her on social media @thebakerreed.
When she isn’t in a restaurant kitchen, she still loves to bake at home with her 5-year-old daughter.